The TV Week – what’s new on TV June 7-13 2008

by | May 29, 2008 | All, TV Week

Euro 2008 coverage this weekSaturday 7 June: Switzerland v Czech Republic (5pm BBC), Portugal v Turkey (7.45pm ITV) Sunday 8 June: Austria v Croatia (5pm BBC), Germany v Poland (7.45pm BBC)
Monday 9 June: Romania v France (5pm BBC), Holland v Italy (7.45pm ITV)Tuesday 10 June: Spain v Russia (5pm BBC), Greece v Sweden (7.45pm ITV)Wednesday 11 June: Czech Republic v Portugal (5pm ITV), Switzerland v Turkey (7.45pm BBC)
Thursday 12 June: Croatia v Germany (5pm ITV), Austria v Poland (7.45pm BBC)

Friday 13 June: Italy v Romania (5pm ITV), France v Holland (7.45pm BBC)
2.15pm Primeval Weekend ITV3 – Reruns of both series of the fantasy drama plus Primeval … Behind the Scenes at 8.15pm tonight and Through the Anomaly at 8.00pm on Sunday.
7.35pm The Minotaur
BBC2 – The world premiere at the Royal Opera House, London of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s new work about the character in Greek myth who is part man, part beast. Stars John Tomlinson, Christine Rice and Johan Reuter.
8.00pm The Queen’s Wedding
Channel 4 – The story of political machination, public hostility and court intrigue behind the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in November 1947.9.00pm The Monkees Biography

8.00pm Through the Anomaly
ITV3 – A behind-the-scenes documentary about the ITV1 fantasy drama Primeval, written, directed and presented by Andrew-Lee Potts, one of the stars of the series.
8.00pm Rat Pack A Conference Of Cool
Biography – A look back to the glittering days of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

8.00pm Fighter Pilot: Afghanistan ITV4
9.00pm 50 Greatest TV Endings
Sky One – Countdown of amazing and ridiculous moments from TV history, hosted by Cilla Black.

9.00pm Titanic: The Final Secret National Geographic

9.00pm Elizabeth Taylor Biography
10.00pm The Sunday Night Project
Channel 4 – A new slot for the variety programme presented by Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr, with guest hosts. The new seven-part run begins with Katie Price and Peter Andre guesting.
10.00pm Independent Spirit Awards Sky Arts – Coverage of the annual ceremony presented by Rainn Wilson, star of The Office and Juno.
10.20pm The Apprentice: Why I Fired Them BBC1

g Guest list • Bryn Christopher, The Jonas Brothers and Elliot Minor on The Green Room, Channel 4, Sunday• Elbow with Richard Hawley, Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel on The Culture Show, BBC2, TuesdayGordon Ramsay, Scouting For Girls on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday• James McAvoy, Joe Calzaghe, Coldplay on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday


8.00pm The Gadget Show Five – Return of the consumer technology magazine presented by Jason Bradbury, Suzi Perry and Jon Bentley.
9.00pm Mary Queen Of Shops
BBC2 – Return of the series in which Mary Portas gives advice to struggling fashion shops.

9.00pm Britain Under Water BBC1 – An examination of the cause and effect of last year’s floods in Britain, presented by Nicky Campbell, with Kate Humble and Matt Allwright.
9.00pm One Tree Hill
E4 – Series five of the US teen drama starring Chad Michael Murray jumping forward four years, six months, two days in time. The gang have finished college: Lucas is a published author, Brooke has made it big in fashion, Peyton is pursuing a career in music, and Nathan and Haley are raising little James.

9.00pm Alexander The Great’s Mysterious Death History Channel

10.00pm Beauty and the Geek E4 – Series four of the US reality show.

Tuesday10.00pm Andy McNab’s Tour of Duty ITV4 – SAS man turned author Andy McNab tells the story of British and American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq using Ministry of Defence footage, contributions from the troops on the front line, reconstructions and interviews.

10.30pm Summer Heights High BBC3 – Australian mockumentary-style comedy series written by and starring comedian Chris Lilley. It follows one school term in an average Australian high school. Lilley plays mischievous schoolboy Jonah Takalua, delusioned drama teacher Greg ‘Mr G’ Gregson and bitchy schoolgirl Ja’mie King. Made by ABC TV and Princess Pictures, the series won two Australian TV awards and acclaim from gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

11.05pm Reaper Channel 4 – A terrestrial airing of the US comedy drama starring Brett Harrison as Sam, a slacker whose parents sold his soul to Satan (Ray Wise) before he was born.


9.00pm/10.40pmThe Apprentice Final/The Apprentice: You’re Hired BBC1
9.00pm Tanks: Battlefield Warriors
National Geographic

9.00pm Britain’s Biggest Babies ITV1 – Documentary investigating why the country`s babies are getting larger.

9.00pm Out of Control: 10 Celebrity Rehabs Exposed E!
9.30pm Back To You
More4 – Shortlived sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as newsreaders on a Pittsburgh TV station – he’s womaniser Chuck Darling; she’s uptight Kelly Carr. Other characters include Montana Diaz Herrera (Ayda Field), a sexy, inept weather presenter, Ryan Church (Josh Gad), the news director, Marsh McGinley (Fred Willard), the sports anchor and reporter Gary Crezyzewski (Ty Burrell). Created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, who both worked on Frasier.

7.00pm The Summer Exhibition: A Culture Show Special BBC2
9.00pm Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk to Finchley
BBC4 – Drama about the future prime minister’s determination to get selected to a winnable Tory seat in the 1950s. Starring Andrea Riseborough as the young Margaret, Rory Kinnear as husband Denis, Geoffrey Palmer as Thatcher’s nemesis Sir John Crowder, Oliver Ford-Davis as Conservative MP Sir Donald Kaberry and Samuel West as fellow future PM, Edward Heath. Written by Tony Saint. Followed by Dinner with Portillo, discussing Thatcher with Baroness Shirley Williams, Lord Rees-Mogg and Lionel Shriver.

9.00pm Brothers and Sisters in Love ITV1 – Documentary about relationships between siblings who were separated at birth and reunited in later life.

9.00pm Forced Confessions Crime & Investigation

9.00pm Bad Lads’ Army ITV4 – Rerun of the first series of the reality documentary.
10.00pm The Fabulous Life Of Celebrity Religion

Friday 8.00pm Gardeners’ World Live 2008 BBC2
9.00pm Legends – Quincy Jones
BBC4 – Two-part tribute to the American jazz musician, composer, arranger, record producer and entrepreneur who celebrated his 75th birthday in March. Contributors include Harry Belafonte, Herbie Hancock and Michael Caine.

10.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 – Return of the comedy panel game chaired by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford.

10.50pm The Isle Of Wight Festival ITV2 – Coverage of the three-day event that stars The Kooks, Sex Pistols, Kaiser Chiefs, The Police, and Scouting For Girls.

12.15am Jay-Z Live in New York Channel 4g Subject listHow TV Changed Britain Real people on TV. Channel 4, Sunday
The South Bank Show
Sarah Waters. ITV1, Sunday
Dispatches Gordon Brown’s first year as PM. Channel 4, Monday
Panorama The Taliban. BBC1, MondayVictorian Passions The Victorian Sex Explorer with Rupert Everett, Channel 4, Monday• The Supersizers Go… Seventies BBC2, TuesdayWhat Happened Next? 1984’s film Fathers to Be about boys committed to a life in the priesthood. BBC4, Tuesday Imagine Murakami. BBC1, TuesdayThe Money Programme Gold Fever. BBC2, Friday

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